“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
A quarter in 1965 would be 90% silver. According to wikipedia: "Any combination of 90-percent silver U.S. coins which have a face value of US$1.00 contains 0.715 troy ounces (22.2 g) of 99.9-percent silver" Soo. Today's spot silver price is $27.95 per troy ounce.0.715 * $27.95 = $19.98Parking was roughly $5 worth of our green toilet paper back then. But since physical silver almost always goes for significantly above spot prices, if you wanted to pay for real junk silver today, you'd have to spend about $6.25 to get a real 1965 quarter.Puts minimum wage then and now in perspective.
1964 was the last year for 90% silver coinage.
There were quarters mistakenly struck in 1965 that were 90% silver, they're worth a pretty penny now to collectors. Regardless, in 1965 they would have still been paying that parking fee in pocket change minted prior, that was still 90% silver.
Are we sure this ain't the entrance to Wallyworld that's been photoshopped?
I think I see the Family Truckster parked up front...
That's about the first year I went there.
I'm really old, I made it there in the late 50's. It was awesome as a sub 10 year old. Too bad they turned Commie-woke.
In 1965 my family moved from San Jose California back to my mother's home in Virginia. 4 kids ages 10 to nearly 3 stuffed into my dad's big Chrysler station wagon. We had many stops planned along the route but the very first one was a visit to Disneyland. The now 57 year old memories of a then 6 year-old are a bit sketchy but I do believe I can call up a memory of, essentially, the very picture above.
Sets the right mood for the horror factory that Disney has become.
I was there, possibly the year before as I recall being 11 at the time. The hot new exhibit was Captain Nemo's Nautilus, from the movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I can still recall the heavenly scent of orange groves in bloom, and buying Orange Blossom Honey to take home. I don't think there's an orange tree left in Orange County, hasn't been in many years.
There are any number of orange trees, but there aren't any commercial groves anymore.
Pre-teen was there 3 years later. On the first floor of the hotel on property. I picked oranges from the room courtyard tree for Dad.